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Friday, December 18, 2009

Athena's Hunger by Gabriella Bradley and Bonnie Rose Leigh

Athena's Hunger by Gabriella Bradley and Bonnie Rose Leigh
Publisher: eXtasy books
Genre: Contemporary, Paranormal
Length: Short Story (142 pgs)
Other: M/F, M/F/M, Ménage, Multiple Partners
Rating: 4 cherries
Reviewed by Snowdrop

Athena Brody knew she was different, sensed it even as a child. A virtual prisoner in her own home, she craved freedom, needed answers to the questions her parents had refused to answer. After weeks of meticulous planning, she escapes the cabin she'd grown up in and her over-protective, over-bearing adoptive brothers, determined to learn who she was and where she came from.

Three of Athena's brothers have lived with the knowledge that she was their mate since the moment their parents brought the little girl home to live with them two decades ago. The three eldest, Jake, Gage, and Maverick impatiently await the moment of her sexual maturity but realize only her own kind can enlighten her. When she leaves their mountain home to discover her past and still the hunger that gnaws at her soul, they're one step behind her, watching over her as they've always done.

But not everyone wants Athena to discover her roots, or the secret that has been hidden for decades, and they'll do whatever they must to keep that secret buried in the past--including murder.

Athena's Hunger is a good story with sexy characters and an intriguing plot. Kept away from everyone and everything Athena is a prisoner in her own home and she doesn't know why. But she does know that she's different.

Athena is an interesting character, she is naive and yet she isn't. While she doesn't get whats happening to her, she still goes with her gut making her a strong yet, still slightly immature woman. I say immature, because she's a grown woman that feels she needs to bow down to her parents. This may be because of the way Athena grew up, or the way Ms Bradley and Ms Leigh write the character of Athena. Once away from the overbearing parents she blossoms under the hands of her adopted brothers/mates. The history given to Athena and her mates, makes this relationship much less creepy than it sounds.

The brothers Jake, Gage, and Maverick, are strong sexy guys. Surprisingly they all seem to have alpha qualities. I say surprisingly because most stories like this there is an alpha male then a beta, etc. In this story all three guys seem to get the same face time with Athena, which is a refreshing change.

Ms Bradley and Ms Leigh keep you reading by feeding you tidbits of whats going on, making you want to know who and what Athena is and what really happened in her past.

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